SWR Thought Leadership Series: How can wine businesses enable the circular economy in wine distribution?

By Tobias Webb


In this podcast Sustainable Wine’s Toby Webb talks to Richard Lloyd of Accolade Wines. Richard is the general manager of European operations and supply chain at The Park, Accolade’s multi-award-winning drinks manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution facility.

The Park, which packages 25% of all wine sold in the UK, is leading on a number of sustainability initiatives at their facilities. Toby and Richard discuss circular approaches, sustainable innovations in industrial manufacturing, cross-industry learnings on accelerating sustainability, addressing the issue of bottle weight, consumer education, and more.

Richard Lloyd at The Park
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About the author

Tobias Webb

Toby Webb is co-founder of Sustainable Wine. He is also founder of Innovation Forum, a leading platform for change in sustainable supply chains. He has spent 20+ years working in business and sustainability and has spent ten years teaching the subject at various London universities. He advises a number of companies large and small on sustainability. Businesses he has worked with include Patagonia, Interface, Bayer, SOK Group, Boots/Walgreens, Metro, Unilever, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser, Sainsbury’s, and many others. He co-authored the UK’s national CSR strategy for David Cameron from 2006-10. He has been organising events, advising, teaching writing, blogging and podcasting on sustainable business since 2001. His (non-wine) blog is at www.sustainablesmartbusiness.com